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Update: October 1, 2023

How to Use Library Spaces

Details about how to use library spaces, including entrance protocols, classrooms, and study spaces are below. The procedures may be different from previous semesters.

Building Access

Check the Library Access Guide for details on facilities access for specific users.

NYU Students, Faculty, and Staff Access

  • Buildings are open to all current NYU Students, Faculty, and staff
  • Non-degree/non-credit (non-matriculated) students do not have access to any library resources, including physical access to the building.

Consortium Students and Faculty Access

  • Cooper Union, The New School, New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) students and faculty may access Bobst Library
    • Cooper Union and New School students and faculty have tap access via their New School ID.
    • NYSID users should show their current school ID to Campus Safety officers for access.

Visitor Access

Bobst Library

  • All visitors must be sponsored by NYU staff before their visit as per the University’s visitor policy. Please request access at least two business days before your preferred visit dates. We cannot accommodate walk-in visitors.
  • Eligible visitors should email to start the registration process.
  • Visitors to Special Collections should email for details.
Visitor and external community member access to Bobst is limited to the following groups:

Other NYU Libraries

  • Brause Library: Access to licensed NYC brokers currently suspended due to University visitor policies. There is no alumni, Friends of Bobst, or Consortial access.

  • Dibner Library: NYU’s visitor policy applies to all potential library and archives.
    • Dibner will consider sponsorship requests on a case-by-case basis. Student affiliated visitors are not permitted entry into 5 MetroTech and Dibner Library.
    • There is no alumni or Friends of Bobst access.
  • Institute of Fine Arts Library (IFA): There is currently no access for non-NYU visitors. For questions, email
    • There is no alumni, Consortial, or Friends of Bobst access.
  • Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW): See the ISAW website for information about access.
    • There is no alumni, Consortial, or Friends of Bobst access.

Classrooms in Bobst

In addition to the regular Bobst Classrooms the following Library spaces will be used for University-scheduled classes:

  • LL1 Computing Labs: PC1, PC2, the Mac Lab
  • Most of the 2nd Floor Special Collections classrooms

Study Spaces

Read the descriptions of specific spaces available at NYU Libraries.

  • General study spaces, including stacks seating, are available during open hours.

  • Reservable Group Rooms, graduate collaboratives, AFC media collaboratives and other group spaces and amenities are available in Bobst, Dibner, and Brause libraries.
    • Group Rooms are bookable for NYU students in the Libraries’ Room Reservation system.
    • Whiteboard markers are available for check out from the Circ/Reserves desk in Bobst, or the service desks at Dibner and Brause.
  • Individual Study Rooms are available at Bobst and Dibner Libraries.

  • Dissertation Writers Rooms (DWRs) in Bobst should be automatically accessible for all eligible Doctoral students.

  • Interview Spaces: Wasserman has a limited number of spaces for interview purposes that can be booked via the Recruitment Team, or call +1 212-998-4737.

Printing and Scanning

  • Printing, scanning, and public computer use is available at Bobst Library. Printing is not available to visitors and alumni.
  • Limited printing and scanning is available at Dibner Library.
  • Visit the NYU Print Service: Print Station locations to find additional places to print on campus.
  • Limited equipment loan is available at Bobst and Dibner. Equipment loans are not available to visitors and alumni.
  • Data Services Lab computers and reservable stations are available.
  • Digital Studio workstations are open.

Elevators and Stairs

  • Elevators are available.
  • Stairs are available at all locations. Due to construction at Bobst stairs between floors 1-3 are closed, please use the elevators to access any of those floors and to return to ground floor.

Restrooms and Facilities


  • Restrooms are available.
  • A gender neutral bathroom is available in Bobst on Lower Level 2
  • Library spaces are cleaned in-line with University and state requirements.

Eating & Drinking